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The history of Theopolis Mission, 1814-1851

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dc.contributor.author Currie MR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:07Z
dc.date.created 1971 en
dc.date.submitted 1983 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/24943
dc.description.abstract The history of racial contact on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony from 1814 - 1851 was epitomised by an infinite variety of problems created by communication gaps, by maladministration, by cross-cultural misunderstanding and by sheer human greed. The story of Theopolis Mission 1814 - 1851 presents in microcosm both these problems and the reaction of the ordinary people, black and white to the total situation. The history of the Mission is contained variously in the Journals of George Barker (missionary at Theopolis 1816 - 1819 and 1821 - 1839), in mission correspondence, in newspaper reports and in official papers. This study is an investigation of the part played by Theopolis Mission on the Frontier, in the community (both secular and religious) and in the context of race relations. The Journal itself provides the terse, sometimes angry, core of commentary on the total situation; and an attempt has been made, by setting it in a broader context, to dispel some of the myths which persist about the role of the Christian missionary, about Khoi Missions (in sharp contrast to Xhosa Missions) and about Dr John Philip. A clear picture has emerged of a people whose life-style, antecedents and history have been inadequately researched in the period subsequent to 1800. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject South Africa - Mission Societies en
dc.subject 079 Religion en
dc.title The history of Theopolis Mission, 1814-1851 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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